blast wave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blast wave a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity "the explosion created a shock wave"
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Usage

In literature:

The sky threatens a blast that will bring in the waves three feet abreast.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
Sudden a blast from a hill came over the waves; he sank, and he rose no more.
"The Sorrows of Young Werther" by J.W. von Goethe
But nothing could withstand the last wave and blast.
"The Bushman" by Edward Wilson Landor
A bugler followed a few paces behind him, waving a white kerchief and blowing an occasional blast upon his trumpet.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
A heavier blast of the wind caught the jagged crest of a wave and hurled it upon the helpless craft.
"The Cruise of the Dazzler" by Jack London
Her wild fancy went out to meet the tumult of blast and wave.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
First, on the sea they blew; big rose the waves Beneath the blast.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
Shrill blasts the Thund'rer pour'd into his sails, And wild waves sent him mountainous.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
The blast is washing over them like a wave and there they sit!
"PRoblem" by Alan Edward Nourse
It bulged on a rock, and the waves rushed in fast: Round and round flew the Raven and cawed to the blast.
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
They ought to pick up the stray waves from the energy he is using to blast a path through the earth.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
The Ursuline steeple waved in the air like a reed vexed by the blast.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
The ship, the waves, the blasts, all aid it; hence its frightful vitality.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
Yet on the way they sinned against Athene, and she raised upon them an evil blast and long waves of the sea.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
Gunfire was a continuous blasting wave.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
Sudden a blast from a hill came over the waves; he sank, and he rose no more.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
Seems years ... been seein' the sea, them blasted little blue waves jumpin' up 'n lickin' my face!
"The Pioneers" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
Hast thou at sea, all breathless heard the blast Rolling vast waves on high whene'er it past?
"Papers from Overlook-House" by Casper Almore
In the conflict he was dreadful as a host sheathed in terrors; rough and terrible as a wave conflicting with the spirit of the blast.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
A forceful blast of air sent through the mouth will dissipate all vibrating waves.
"Seed Thoughts for Singers" by Frank Herbert Tubbs
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In poetry:

Soon the waves so lightly bounding
All forget the tempest blast;
Soon the pines so sadly sounding
Cease to mourn the storm that's past.
"Memory" by Jones Very
This oak-waving mountain would ward winter's blast;
Yon lake teach complaint to be still;
Health, mirth, peace, and temperance, crown the repast,
And freedom bound light o'er the hill!'
"May-Day ; Or, The Discovery. A Pastoral. In The Manner of Cunningham" by Hector MacNeill
X. Who sighs o'er the tomb where the warrior's laid low,
Where the rough thistle waves its lone head,
Where the blasts o'er the old abbey's grey ruins flow,
And a requiem breathe over the dead;
"Fragment XVI." by Sydney Owenson
Flaps from the leaden wave in fierce rejoicing,
Feels heaven's dumb lightning thrill his torpid nerves,
Now on the blast his whistling plumage poising,
Now wheeling, whirling in fantastic curves.
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oh for Jerusalem's trumpet now,
To blow a blast of shattering power,
To wake the sleepers high and low,
And rouse them to the urgent hour!
No hand for vengeance—but to save,
A million naked swords should wave.
"The Banner Of The Jew" by Emma Lazarus
Still more majestic shalt thou rise,
More dreadful, from each foreign stroke:
As the loud blast that tears the skies,
Serves but to root thy native oak.
"Rule, Britannia, rule the waves;
Britons never will be slaves.
"Rule, Britannia! (With Variations)" by James Thomson

In news:

He blasts an air horn, waves a pistol and forces three tellers and several customers to the floor.
Several years from now, Navy scientists hope, bomb squads will strap a sensor to a robot that will hunt for bombs by blasting the ground in front of it with sound waves.
Wave of blasts kill 19 in Iraq, scores wounded.
A patched and battle-ready USS Cole returned to duty with a flag-waving, horn-blasting send-off Friday, a year and a half after a terrorist bombing in Yemen blew a hole in its side and killed 17 sailors.
So PG&E wants to frighten, deafen, and kill a whole lot of marine mammals and fish by blasting sound waves at the Ocean floor -- to discover exactly what.
As I sat here getting the Rico Report in order, there was a sudden dynamite blast that rocked the air waves and immediately I remembered the warning signs on Main Street that there is blasting going on just up north of town.
Hurricane Earl 's sand-blasting winds and large pounding waves are in your living room and bedroom right now.
With Hurricane Sandy still hundreds of miles south of the Vineyard Monday afternoon, the Island was feeling its blast with many roads underwater from extreme high tides and huge ocean waves pounding the shoreline.
Hundreds of yards away a hidden bomb detonates, unleashing a brain-rattling blast wave and propelling scorching bits of shrapnel in every direction.
How does a man waving down a police car die from a shotgun blast to his back.
An honest-to-gosh, horn-blasting, flag-flying, dignitary-waving, all-American motorcade.
Previewing the Blast (3-0) vs Milwaukee Wave (1-1) at 1st Mariner Arena.
The Wave could not put the ball in the net during the second half against the Baltimore Blast.
Could blast waves be fueling a new breed of injury.
I realized once again how lucky I am to have the kind of friends who show up for each other rain or shine, blistering heat wave or blasting cold wind.
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In science:

The downstream region has two boundaries, the shock and the (blunt) obstacle in the wide sense of the meaning, being a solid body, an unmagnetized atmospheric gas, a magnetosphere, a magnetic piston, the driver of a blast wave, the volume of a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), or simply the slow stream flow.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Phase space distribution of the fragments is based on the blast wave model extended to azimuthally non-symmetric fireballs.
DRAGON: Monte Carlo generator of particle production from a fragmented fireball in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions
Then the fragments are placed within the decaying fireball and their velocities are determined from the one-to-one correspondence between the position and the expansion velocity in the blast wave model.
DRAGON: Monte Carlo generator of particle production from a fragmented fireball in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions
Since hadrons may be emitted from fragments as well as from the remaining bulk fireball, first those from the bulk are generated according to the blast wave model.
DRAGON: Monte Carlo generator of particle production from a fragmented fireball in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions
Directly produced hadrons are described by the blast-wave model.
DRAGON: Monte Carlo generator of particle production from a fragmented fireball in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions
For this comparison, THERMINATOR was run with the set of parameters with which it is distributed, just the freeze-out model was set to be blast wave and not the Cracow single freeze-out.
DRAGON: Monte Carlo generator of particle production from a fragmented fireball in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions
Within the blast wave model, the existence of azimuthal anisotropy of single particle spectra can be achieved by setting the spatial anisotropy a and/or the expansion velocity anisotropy ρ2 .
DRAGON: Monte Carlo generator of particle production from a fragmented fireball in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions
In Fig. 9 we compare the elliptic flow for all hadrons calculated in a standard blast wave model with one calculated in case of all hadrons emitted from fragments.
DRAGON: Monte Carlo generator of particle production from a fragmented fireball in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions
The new Monte Carlo generator of the final positions and momenta of hadrons represents the blast wave model and incorporates important additional features.
DRAGON: Monte Carlo generator of particle production from a fragmented fireball in ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions
Hess in 1912 until today a long-standing question of astro- and particle physics. A widely favored model on the origin of cosmic rays assumes that diffusive shock acceleration takes place in the expanding blast waves of supernova remnants converting 10 − 20 % of the kinetic energy into cosmic rays.
High-(Energy)-Lights -- The Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Sky
In the north-eastern region of W28, some of the clouds must have already been interacting with the expanding blast wave.
High-(Energy)-Lights -- The Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Sky
Material inside the reverse shock boundary was “once-shocked” by the initial outgoing blast wave, but has subsequently cooled and recombined, and has not yet been re-heated and re-ionized by the returning reverse shock.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
Gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows are well described by synchrotron emission originating from the interaction between a relativistic blast wave and the external medium surrounding the GRB progenitor.
From blast wave to observation
We also show the light curves resulting from a relativistic blast wave encountering a wind termination shock.
From blast wave to observation
Figure 6 shows the two dimensional profile of density ρ0 , gas pressure P , magnetic pressure b2/2 and magnetic field lines at time t = 0.4, where the blast wave has nearly reached the boundary of the computational domain.
Relativistic magnetohydrodynamics in dynamical spacetimes: A new AMR implementation
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